With all the hot weather we’ve been having recently, you may well have thought about investing in a new pair of sunglasses. Here at Rigato, we decided it was high time to take a closer look at all the benefits that a pair of shades provides.
You may just think that looking good is the main reason for wearing sunglasses. The truth is we’ve been playing around with them since Roman times, but it wasn’t until 1913 that we started producing lenses that blocked out ultraviolet light.
And the initial reasons for having sunglasses in the first place wasn’t really aesthetic.
We all know that our eyes are pretty sensitive. A sudden glare out of the blue will bring an instant reaction in most people. In bright sunlight, we have to squint to get a proper view of things or shield our eyes. Today’s modern sunglasses provide UVA and UVB protection and not only reduce glare but also cut down the potential risk of skin cancer and conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts and even macular generation.
When it’s hot and sunny, it’s also generally dusty. If you have sensitive eyes, sunglasses are the perfect way to avoid irritation. It’s not just in hot weather that you can do with some extra protection either – if you like skiing, wearing something over the eyes not only guards you against snow flurries but also reduces the impact of UV light reflecting off the ground. That goes for when you are in the bar enjoying your apres ski as well as on the slopes.
The major reason that people wear sunglasses at all is to reduce all that bright glare. You see a lot of sportsmen and women wearing protective glasses nowadays and it’s not just because it keeps their eyes safe. It can improve their vision by cutting the glare from the surrounding area and giving them a clearer focus.
Many people simply see more when they are wearing sunglasses. They’re not squinting against the glare or trying to shield their eyes with their hands. If you spend a fair amount of your time outdoors, a pair of good quality sunglasses is certainly a must.
When it’s hot and sunny as it is at the moment, driving can certainly be a pain, especially when the sun is set low in the sky. Light bouncing off windows and bumpers can distract your attention and make it more dangerous for driving. Wearing sunglasses certainly makes a difference and you should always carry a pair in your car so that you aren’t taken by surprise by a sudden bright spell.
Of course, sunglasses aren’t just functional. Nowadays they’re a fashion statement and the range of designs available mean you can choose the perfect pair for your looks and personality both in store and online. You may be the sort of person who needs to match their sunglasses with their outfit or you might simply have a stylish pair that you feel comfortable wearing most of the time.
The good news is that at Rigato we have a wide range of designer sunglasses for both men and women. That includes round, oval and square lenses that suit almost any occasion. Whether you’re ready to hit the beach or need to make a statement at work, check out our collection today.